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water to stay cool. baltimore county schools have already announced they're closing two hours early again there time on thursday. wjz is live with extensive first warning weather coverage. we begin with meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk, tracking the temperatures. bob? >> take a look at the current readings around the area. yeah, we have advisories until 8:00 tonight. that is a heat advisory. and also an air quality alert. because the air quality has not improved. it's gotten worse over the last 24 hours. philadelphia region, they have an excessive heat warning. 97 with a dew point here. and 91 in ocean city. but when you combine the temperature and humidity. it feels like 103 out there in d.c., 105. ocean city, 98. oakland, the really cool spot there and 88 is the way it feels on your skin. now, how hot did it get? and are we setting any records?
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bernadette looks at us now. >> that is correct. we did set a new record today. we have gotten to 98 for our high. that breaks the record of 97 degrees. average is still climbing. but it's still only 81 degrees. we're going to take a look back here. and show you, it's been warm for a while. for the past 16 days, we have been at or -- no, we've actually been above average this stretch of time. and during that stretch, 87.7 has been our average high. look how much above average we have been since the end of may. now, the heat is going to continue. we'll have more on that coming up shortly. denise? >> all right. thank you, bernadette. wjz first warning weather coverage continues. adam may is following the state's heat around the state. >> reporter: well, denise, this heat is causing some health warnings and also emergency action. in fact, just a couple of hours ago, the mayor of baltimore decided she had to open up a couple of the swimming pool. >> reporter: people are seeking
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shade or making their own with record-breaking heat, hitting central maryland. >> too hot. >> reporter: schools across the region closed early with temperatures prompting health concerns. >> the kids are having a hard time concentrating. one of the rooms i was in was 92 degrees. >> reporter: since last week, a cecil county man and an anne arundel county woman, both over 65, have died from heat-related injuries. >> elderly are more susceptible to injury. >> reporter: dr. lee what bibby says the solution to staying healthy outside is pretty reasonable. >> it's going to get up to 98 the next couple of days. >> ac. water. >> central air helps a lot. which a lot of people don't have. >> i would love to stay indoors more. and i wish my building's air conditioning worked better. >> i don't have air conditioning. so i try to be out in public places where there is air conditioning. >> reporter: those who work
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outside, like this public works crew, have no choice. >> what is it like doing it in this kind of weather? >> it's hot. >> yeah. >> it's hot. >> reporter: but a few prefer this over the alternative. >> i love hot weather. >> even 98 degrees? >> yes. i don't mind. >> reporter: you know, people might say you're crazy. >> yeah, they may. but jack froaft and i have never-- frost and i have never been friends. >> reporter: on a day like this, i know a lot of people who might argue with that woman. the pools have only been open a couple of hours. this pool and also the pool at patterson park will be open today and tomorrow until 8:00 at night. reporting live at druid hill park, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> that's terrific. thank you, adam. stay with wjz. log onto wienl.com. a baltimore police officer takes the stand. he's accused of killing an unarmed man outside a city
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nightclub. today, he testified in his own defense. wjz is live at courthouse east. mike hellgren explains what officer tshamba had to say. >> reporter: he says without a doubt, his life is under investigation. -- examination. and he said his could differs from eyewitnesses, i've been some people called by his own defense team. >> reporter: officer tshamba had no blood on the white shirt he was wearing, no injuries to his hands or neck, despite his testimony that he and tyrone brown were in a physical struggle when he shot him several times at close range. >> the only blood at that scene is where mr. brown lay after he fell. >> reporter: it's the first time mr. tshamba gave his own account. saying it started when brown grabbed a friend's buttocks. he said, i'm a police officer. put your hands up. he says brown refused. he took out his weapon.
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brown swung at him, chased him down. tshamba testified, i was scared. i was in fear. he said, he fired the gun. but brown kept coming. it did not appear he was being shot. he was still coming toward me the entire time. the two came in contact. struggling. tshamba told the judge, he was overpowering me. i believe he was going to take the weapon from me. he was literally trying to take the weapon from my hands. he said he shot and then retreated. he said, i didn't know where i shot him. >> he answered the questions openly and honestly. honestly, i expected a much longer cross-examination than we received this morning. but the truth is the truth. >> reporter: now, the man who wrote the approximately on use of force, also the man who trained officer tshamba, took
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the stand. he will say why he thinks it was justified. a baltimore police officer pleads guilty in the scandal involving a towing kickback scheme. officer david reesing is the first to plead guilty. the majestic auto repair shop was paying kickbacks in exchange for them sending cars to that shop. some of the officers made thousand of dollars from that scheme. a woman is attacked and raped inside her mount vernon apartment. tonight, a west baltimore man is charged in the case. and wjz is live on charles street. derek valcourt has more on the arrest and the reaction from the community. derek? >> reporter: well, police giving credit in this case to the neighborhood, saying it was people in the community who phoned in the tips that led them to the suspect. >> reporter: the attack happened hire in the 900 block of st. paul street.
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a neighborhood full of young 20- signature something renters. >> it's a shock. an awful tragedy. >> reporter: plisay the man behind the attack was 37-year- old karreim mason. the victim, a woman in her 20s, was moving items into her apartment tuesday afternoon. police say the suspect pushed her inside and raped her, then forced her to take a shower. rebecca potter lives in the same building where it happened. >> clearly there was, you know, a way that this man got in, as the girl was moving in and out. so took an opportunity. and you really have to protect yourself. you have to be very vigilant. >> reporter: thanks to neighbor e-mails, word of the attack spread quickly. >> we have a very vigilant community. >> reporter: jason curtis fired off this e-mail to hundreds in the area, with the description of the suspect shortly after the crime. police say that produced many helpful leads. >> this is a great example of
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how the police and the community can work together to help get the information out and to help solve problems in the city. >> reporter: many who live here say the crime is a reminder to be vigilant. and it comes just as rebecca potter plans to move to the county next month. >> after this happened, it kind of makes my decision a lot easier. >> reporter: the suspect in this case does have some prior drug arrests. meanwhile, police say they will be looking to see whether he may have been connected to any other sexual assault. live in mount vernon, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you, derek. police say they arrested karreim mason in front of his house. health concerns tonight for people who attend catonsville high school. someone who attended that ceremony, that commencement ceremony at umbc, has been diagnosed with measles. the principal sent a letter home, notifying would entire community. anyone with symptoms should contact their physician
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immediately. controversy at bwi airport. soldiers returning home from afghanistan, say they were forced to pay thngds of dollars in extra bag fees. vic is in the newsroom to explain how it happened. >> reporter: charged for their weapons. soldiers returning home from a tour of duty said they had to pay to check their bags. they learned of the fees at bwi international airport. many say they were carrying grenades and guns used to protect themselves. but delta said they could only have three bags each. now they're posting their stories. >> we had to pay out of pocket. our own money, to allow that fourth bag to be taken on. >> how much did you pay? $200? >> how much did our unit end up paying out of pocket? >> over $2800. and there's only 24 of us.
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>> tonight, delta says, we respect that the experience caused these soldiers to feel anything but welcome on. delta has also changed its bag policy and will allow soldiers to check up to four bags free. it's unclear if the soldiers will get their money refunded. millions of dollars coming maryland's way, as governor o'malley continues his trade mission in asia. he spoke by phone today. political reporter pat warren has more on the state's progress there. >> reporter: this reception in april for korean officials in annapolis. now finding good fortune in quhiena, he sends this you tube video home. >> looking forward to a lot of cooperation as we move forward into that better future. >> reporter: o'malley's travels landed the state in a $40 million deal with the chinese biopharmaceutical company. and small businesses are looking to expand in the
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foreign market. on the phone today, the governor says they're making progress. >> there was a gentleman here who owns a seafood company on the eastern shore. he is what we would say is a small businessman. if he's able to conclude a deal in china, that instantly makes his business double in size. >> reporter: maryland has landed several deals. >> there's a lot of capital out there in this big world that can be invested in maryland. and if we make it easy for them to come. we've got to get in this game. >> and key to that game is maryland's leadership. like this facility in frederick. >> we've got to market to these huge numbers of consumers if we're going to create more jobs at home. >> reporter: the delegation is also visiting korea and vietnam. pat warren, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: now, china was maryland's third largest export market last year, with half a billion in sales. still ahead at 5:00. anthony wiener under pressure
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tonight. the new e-mails uncovered. the messages hent sent to a porn star. grand opening. a newer and faster maryland motor vehicle association in baltimore. find out how it proms to make your life a little easier. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a spectacular explosion on the sun. and what that's going to mean here on the earth. that story as eyewitness news continues. and maryland coping with record heat. when will it cool down? bob is updating the first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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getting your driver's license renewed faster, just one of the many serves, baltimore's new maryland motor vehicle association promises. andrea fujii was at the grand opening in park heights. >> reporter: the maryland vehicle administration.
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a place to come, out of necessity. [ applause ] >> reporter: but at the grand opening of the new baltimore branch, they hope to make it a pleasant experience. >> everything is about customer flow and customer through-put. >> reporter: this moved from the mondawmin mall, where it had been for the past 30 years. the facility has upgraded technology. >> one of the new features is a self-service kiosk that allows you to pay for and get your vehicle registration right away. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. >> though it's always a waiting game, the mva's goal is assistance in less than 30 minutes. >> we're doing a pretty good job at just moving everybody right along. >> seems a lot faster. more efficient. when you come in. you go straight to the line. >> reporter: servicing the customers and the community. >> also helping to revitalize this part of the community. >> reporter: andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the baltimore location
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serves up to 30,000 people a month. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, kai, hi, everyone. it they're traveling eastbound, it may be a while. we have a delay back to the patapsco river bridge. as far as the beltway itself, the west side inner loop, just jammed up there from 95 to liberty road. dulaney valley. average speed, about 45 miles an hour. northbound on the harrisburg expressway, we do have debris in the road, blocking the right- hand lane, that's at pedonia road. and sluggish traffic there from pulaski highway to the beltway. as far as accidents go, harford road. let's now take a live look. there is that delay, 70, just west of the beltway. and heavy as well, as you can see here, the beltway, at the bw parkway. this traffic report is brought to you by virginia tourism.
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love is at the heart of every organization. back to you. thanks, kristy. it's only a coincidence but our current heat wave comes on the heels of a massive explosion caused by the sun. and while that doesn't affect our weather, alex demetrick reports, eruptions on the sun can have an impact on earth and in us. >> reporter: just looking up, you would never see it. but early tuesday, using a new satellite, scientists saw a spectacular explosion on the sun. a blast the size of 500 earths. >> one of the things that is so exciting about this event is just the scale of it. because of the fact that it sits over almost half the sun is bombarded with this material. >> reporter: viewed in a vareality of different light waves, much of what was thrown out was drawn back to the sun's surface. but most of what is streaming out is at millions of myself l miles an hour. >> fortunately, this is sort of it. directed off to the side.
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so there is some of the material traveling toward europe. but most of it is directed away. it's going to have kind of a glancing blow. >> that will mean northern lights for some. but little else. it's a different story for blasts called corrodal objections hit the earth head- on. >> this can knock out power grids. this can cause deterioration in pipelines. we'll also see disturbances in gps systems. and various telecommunications. >> reporter: when it comes to weathering solar storms on earth, the more warning the better. >> so nasa has been launching and rebuilding observatories. especially as the sun moves into a more active phase. >> we have a couple of days warning. i know we can take whatever precautions are necessary. >> reporter: because not all future eruptions will be glance blows. >> the sun goes through 11-year cycles of quiet and increased
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activity. that more active cycle is under way now. >> now, as you mentioned, it does not really affect temperatures. but there has been a correlation between solar flares and precipitation patterns. let's take a look at temperatures and conditions right now. we are still at record-breaking temperature. 98. 39% humidity. the dew point way up there at 69 degrees. north winds at 5. the barometer holding steady. come back and take a lock at -- look at another scorcher ,,,,,,,
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hot out there this afternoon. we could really use a couple of days of nice soaking rain around the region. in fact, the fact that it has been rather dry adds to the temperatures. there is evaporational cooling. but it has been so dry in most areas that it even makes temperatures hotter. take a lock at readings now. 98. 95 over in easton. 87 up in elkton.
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dew point higher than yesterday. making it much stickier. 91 in rock hall. by the water, only 86. big difference in kent island, surrounded by that nice, cool bay. annapolis with the wind off the water. there only at 86. but you head west, temperatures jump 10, 12, 13 degree. so there are some areas that aren't nearly as hot as the city or even some of the other reporting station. columbia coming in at 91. winds are out of the north. also,eb that's -- also, that's taking the heat out of the city. also affecting their thermometers. to the west of us, we have a west wind up in hagerstown at 10. ocean city, slightly off the water there. at 80 miles an hour. that does keep temperatures down a little bit. it's hot just about everywhere in the east, except one reporting station. now, this is kind of interesting. boston at 71. about two miles west of boston, it's 97. so right near the water.
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the cape cod bay and massachusetts bay, it's quite cool. 95, detroit. 94, chicago. minneapolis hit 76. yesterday, they were 103. so yes, there's cooler air moving in. look at these, 50s, 60s, 78 in denver. some of that cooler air, not that cool. but we will start seeing a cooldown, beginning friday night. now, during the day on friday, we'll see shower activity as a front to the north and west. we'll get close to the region. we have a chance of a thunderstorm activity, developing late tomorrow night, maybe after midnight, into early, early friday morning. and friday, with the frontal system in our region, we'll have the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms. then temperatures will be held down by the clouds and the shower activity. hopefully stays hot to the south. but the front should stall out just south of us, giving us some relief. and all weekend long. with the little area of low pressure rolling along that front. we have a risk of picking up much-needed rain. southwest winds, 5 to 10 knots on the bay. bay temp, around 76 degrees. pretty warm out there.
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but on the water, they feel as good. 72 tonight. warm and muggy. probably 80 in the city. hot, muggy again. maybe a late-night thunderstorm. that's good. we'll need that. 99. we haven't had the official high in today. so far, 98. it may have gotten to 99. now, that is a new record for today. 99 for tomorrow will also be a new record. >> broke records twice. >> it's obnoxious. >> well, cut it out. thank you, bob. still ahead at 5:00. privacy concerns a new program, impacting your facebook pictures. it changes what they need to know. new evidence. casey anthony trial. what detectives found on her computer. some of the rules changing. the owner of cafe hunt says she's going to go about it a different way income year. ,,,,,
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it's 5:29, 98 degrees and sunny. thanks for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. one little word is causing lots of debate. >> denise whiting started cafe hon. her business grew and she started hon fest. there are six rules vendors at the fest have to agree to.
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for five years, it says, no cat's-eye sunglasses to be sold on the street. >> it is not unusual for someone to have exclusivity. whether it be bottled water or whatever the particular product is. so we didn't want anybody with a big booth on the street, selling and doing what we do. >> but some other merchants think the cat's eye exclusivity is a bit much. >> just because you have a right to do something doesn't mean always you should do something. >> reporter: so today, whiting arrived with a compromise. the cat's eye rule is for outside vendors only, not for local businesses. and next year, the entire business community can help write the rules. >> an opportunity to start a hon fest event committee. and involve the merchants. they haven't been involved for a couple of years. >> reporter: her business has been successful and known worldwide. she tells she she organized it because she loves baltimore.
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and 50,000 would be disappointed without it. >> i'd be lying to say it's a piece of cake. no, it's not. there are a lot of details that go into making this right for everybody. and we're not going to be perfect all the time. >> this year's controversial rules are not hon fast this saturday and sunday. >> they have donated to hampden area causes and charities. police say a man used a shotgun to rob a pizza shop. employees of carini's say the man displayed the gun, demanded cash around 8:30 last night. the man jumped into a getaway car driven by a female accomplice. dam -- damning testimony. a computer expert takes the stand. in the trial of casey anthony,
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the florida mother accused of killing her young daughter. >> he was called to testify for chloroform found on casey's computer. forensic scientists testified this week that high levels of chloroform were also caught. she said her k-9 signaled that thereof chloroform in the back of the car during the search in 2008. >> interest. he get kept going back to and sniffing pretty hard. he finally came back to that same area, after making another lap of the yard and gave me final training indication. >> caylee anthony's bones were found in the woods almost six months after she was last seen by her grandparents. >> reporter: caylee anthony could be sentenced to death if convicted -- casey anthony could be sentenced to death if
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convicted of first-degree murder. police say they have found items of value in their investigation but will not say what they are. lauren spearer was last seen friday after she left a friend's apartment after eight night of partying. the friends of lauren are being given polygraph tests. they are also hoping to find clues from surveillance video. the key suspect in the 2005 disappearance of american teenager natalee holloway is back in court tonight in peru. joran van der sloot is expected to appear along with the father of stephany flores, the woman he is accused of murdering in a hotel last year. the clothes linked him to flores. van der sloot has never been charged in holloway's disappearance. new ethics concerns tonight from anthony wiener's sexting scandal. as the congressman faces pressure to resign. tmz reports that weiner sent e-
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mails to a porn star, urging her to deny their contact. his actions are coming under scrutiny by the house elgtic -- ethics community. tonight, he's reportedly calling his colleagues to apologize. out of work. president obama says it's unacceptable that so many americans are still unemployed. danielle notingham reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama is taking a closer look at manufacturing as a way to get the economy moving faster. >> we've got to do everything we can, everything in our power, to strengthen and rebuild the middle class. >> reporter: the president shook hands with students at a community college in virginia, where he went to promote training programs that will give americans the skills they need to compete in the global economy. he says the growth of the u.s. economy depends on businesses helping prepare students to take on careers in
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manufacturing, a sector that cost 5,000 jobs last month. >> right now, there are people across america, with talents just waiting to be tapped. sparks waiting to be lit. our job is to light them. >> reporter: with unemployment at 9.1%, the economy is key, as the campaign season revs up and the gop is on the attack, accusing the president of being all talk when it comes to creating jobs. >> people wonder whether the president is really focused on jobs when so many of his were aimed at destroying them. >> reporter: federal chairman ben bernanke expects to pick up later this year but says the economy has lost momentum. the president is dismissing fears of a double-dip recession. we are in a tough fight. i don't think the answer is for us to turn back. >> reporter: new jobs is a promise president obama is scrambling to deliver on, as the republicans who want his job look for ammunition to take with them into campaign 2012. >> reporter: in washington,
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danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. a survey shows the economic relief is uneven across the country. we're following breaking news. let's go to captain mike perry. >> this is on the chester river. just about two miles on the chester river. some type of either swimming or boating accident. we have a boat anchored in the center of the river here. apparently, at least three people went into the water here. we're told two were rescued here from the water. one remains unaccounted for. police have not identified the age or the sex of the individual that remains unaccounted for. natural resources are here. with a command post, conducting some type of a search-and-
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rescue prague. but it's not clear exactly who or what they're looking for. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. facebook may be pushing the limits with its latest privacy setting change. a new feature uses a facial recognition program to suggest the people. fairs book said -- facebook failed to make people aware that they had to disable the settings. your photos can still be publicly available to strangers. name of a new system is wii- you. it boasts high-definition video, a touch-screen controller that can detect motion and interact with the tv screen. and the front-facing camera, which can be used to make video calls. this won't be available for another year. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun.
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more on what the organizer of the hunt fest had to say about the recent controversy. a johns hopkins researcher says he has fond a -- found a genetic reason why people become hoarders. read tomorrow's baltimore sun and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. it isn't every day a member of the british royal family come comes to charm city. prince william is working to keep at-risk children off the streets. more than 2 billion people around the world tuned in to see the wedding. now, prince william is get a royal welcome here in baltimore. >> there this the first time i'll be able to meet a prince. i think it's good. >> reporter: prince edward, earl of wesex, will introduce a
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new self-development program. >> today, introducing service. special skills and they go on a journey. >> reporter: it's aimed at building confidence among teens and young adults. >> reporter: the prince will join miss america and mayor stephanie rawlings-blake here in baltimore city on june 21st. >> i heard that prince edward was supposed to be coming here. and we were supposed to meet him. >> what do you think about that? >> that's awesome. i never met a prince before. >> reporter: kids at the boys and girls club practice their technique, just in case the prince plans to practice some hoops. >> i'lli'm going to ask him what it feels like to be royalty. >> and in case you're wondering, prince edward is the youngest son of queen elizabeth. >> yes, and ladies, he is married. this saturday first time baltimore will pilot the
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program for at-risk youth. a warning for fish lovers. are you getting what you're paying for? the secret uncovered at many u.s. restaurants. trapped in a pool. a little girl's arm, sucked into a pool drain. how it happened. any cooler air headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's's today's report from wall street. [ male announcer ] medicare... it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider
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anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. all right. very steamy evening, even downtown this afternoon. temperatures got to 100 degrees there at the science center. yeah. and it is still in the upper 90s, most places. it's going to be a warm night. how about your bernadette has a look at that thursday forecast. >> that's right. the heat and high humidity is going to continue. gons again, the record for tomorrow is 98 degree. then, late tomorrow, or tomorrow evening is when we'll see the chance of torm of thunderstorms around here as the cold front approaches.
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for more on that, here's bob. tomorrow, just as humid. just as hard to take. and we have advisories again tomorrow for heat and for the air quality. 99 is what we're looking at. and a night, late at night. maybe a thunderstorm. could be one in the evening. hopefully, we'll get something. 72 at night. 92 on friday. and a good chance we'll see scattered thunderstorm activity. but look at that. 84, scattered thunderstorm on saturday, sunday, and again, probably on monday. temperatures holding in the low to mid-80s. so there is the relief coming. probably friday afternoon, you'll feel a lot better. although it's going to be humid. but maybe some showers as well. denise? in today's energy saver, most of you are running your air conditioning full blast. and it is a good reminder to tell you to change your air conditioning filters once a month. dirty air conditioning could cause the coils in your air conditioning to freeze. by changing the filters, you can save up to 5% on cooling costs.
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for more information of course go to wjz.com. scroll to the right-hand side of the page and click on our special section. a wildfire is threatening power lines for hundreds of thousands of people. that fire continues to rage out of control. it's heading toward a pair of transformer lines that supply electricity to people as far east as texas. so far, 500 square miles have been scorched in just two weeks, making it the second largest wildfire in that state's history. nato is ramping up its attacks to oust libya's leader, moammar gadhafi. about you as rita nissan reports, gadhafi and his troops aren't going down without a fight. >> reporter: nato air strikes pounded tripoli. it was the most intense bombing to oust moammar gadhafi. a libyan official says more than 30 people were killed and buildings were destroyed. the rare daylight raids began tuesday and continued overnight. but gadhafi is not backing down. thousands of troops loyal to him are trying to take back the
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western city of misratta, which is controlled by rebels. in brussels, nato leaders are pressing ally nations for more help. they say fighters are exhausted and need backup. >> we want to see increased urgency in some courses. >> of the 28 countries, only eight have taken part in the bombings, led by britain and france. all want out. but not all want to use force. nato spokesperson says ground troops will not be called in. >> why can't government pay attention to this? you are fighting with such a pathetic, such a weak, such a helpless fight. >> reporter: but leaders say the international community should start planing -- planning for a transfer of power in libya.
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they say gadhafi's days are numbered. at least 10 rebels have been killed in the misratta fighting. a teenager hacked into government websites around the world. he gained access to sites like interpol. and a number of agencies including the fbi and the pentagon. investigators confiscated more than $10,000 in euros. they also found a makeshift explosive device. but police say the teen hasn't been linked to any extremist activity. an 8-year-old girl nearly loses her arm, after she get its stuck in a pool drain. the girl is trying to get out of a pool in atlanta when her arm got sucked into the vacuum line. she was sucked up to her elboy for about three hour -- elbow for about three hours before firefighters were able to free her arm from the drain. hi, kai. dangerous driver. a truck fires at a crowd. why police say it appears the
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driver was looking to do damage. plus, why a decision today from the u.s. senate could save you money, the next time you swipe your credit card. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. back to you for now. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. sports director, mark viviano, live at the ballpark. hey. shall i ask you if it's hot enough for you, mark? >> it is that. the heat is on at the ballpark. and the attention is on the orioles pitching staff, especially the young ones, like zach is who is pitching tonight. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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oreioles look to tweet the series. sports director mark viviano joins us from the ballpark with the latest. >> reporter: yeah, the focus for the orioles, like every teen in baseball, it's the starting pitching. case in point tonight, rookie zach briton gets a chance tonight to continue the slump of the oakland a's, who have lost eight in a row, including
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here to the orioles. britton has begun his career pretty well. but his last two have been difficult. he lost to the a's last week. and this friday, gave up five. growing pains are part of the process for young pitchers. and britton, listen to him. he is not worried about his recent struggle. >> reporter: you're going to have bad outings. i had three bad outings in triple a that i can remember off the top of my head. it's going to matter. it's just a matter of not letting it turn into three, four, five outings. >> it's just good stuff. just the big leagues. he knows he's going to have to go out there and make the adjustment to the hitters, like the hitter dos to him. he's going to be fine. >> reporter: now, britton's outing this past friday, included giving up this grand slam home run to fellow rookie
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jvc. britton lasted the five days. that ended up being his shortest start yet. how about buck showalter cutting batting practice short. and even let the guys wear shorts if they wanted to. i'll have more on the o's coming up next hour. plus, a progress report on the nfl lockout. and we'll catch up with a former maryland basketball player who talks about his plans on being a propro. that's all ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. we'll see you then. in tonight's healthwatch, if you like fish, listen to this before your next order. the nonprofit group, oceana, said that nearly one in three fish we eat is mislabeled. that means when you go to your favorite restaurant or grocery store, your fish might be something else altogether. oceana says cod is often oil fish. wild salmon could be straight from the farm. and red snapper is something different like tilapia, more than 70% of the time. >> unbelievable. a new report is warning parents to protect ch their
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children from the sun. randall pinkston reports for wjz. sun damage could cause them trouble down the road. >> 9-month-old margo elkins lovers to play outside. so her mom always makes sure she is well protected. >> before we leave, i'll put sun screen on her. >> reporter: a new report says sun damage as early as an infant's first summer can lead to skin cancer later in life. that's why the journal pediatrics is reminding parents to protect the skin of young children from the sun's harmful rays. >> it's incredibly sense tive to ultraviolet radiation. and we know that the more exposure early in childhood, the greater the risk early in life. >> that's why dermatologists recommend avoiding the sun altogether for babies under 6 months of age. >> and older children during the middle of the day, when the sun's rays are strongest. >> dr. doris day says parents
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should apply sun screen heavily, then reapply every two hours. look for sun screens with an spf of 30 or higher. ones that are thicker and contain zinc or titanium are best. >> those are opaque. they are really physical that reflect the sun, rather than being absoark sorbed into the skin. >> reporter: and since they aren't absorbed, a child is less likely to have a skin irritation or reaction to the lotion. parents should all dress kids in sun-protective clothing and hats. which is what margo's mom does. >> we hear so many things about the sun being incredibly dangerous. >> reporter: because she wants her daughter to be able to have fun in the sun but stay safe, too. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> doctors say you should apply sun screen on cloudy days as well. damaging rays can still get through and cause burns. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. record-breaking heat, causing problems all across
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central maryland. i'm adam may. a look at the death toll. the impact on students and what the impact on students and what people[ female announcer ] stay keurig brews more than just hot coffee.
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coming up at 6:00. record heat. what safeguards are in place now for this potentially dangerous weather. find out if we'll get any
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relief. an officer takes the stand in his own defense. why he says it wasn't murder when he shot an unarmed marine 12 times. >> i'm derek valcourt in mount vernon. i'll tell you more on who police arrested and the concerns. check in for more on these stories and all the day's news. wjz at 6:00 starts now. dangerous heat. the scorching conditions are creating big concerns for everyone from school children to firefighters. >> what is being done to keep those most vulnerable out of harm's way.

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